William A. Poore

ISLN: 904365601
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Attorney William A. Poore’s areas of concentration and expertise include personal injury, premise liability, business, commercial and corporate law, insurance, complex construction disputes, torts, product liability, maritime law, malpractice (medical and legal) and negligence claims. He is licensed to practice in Rhode Island Family, District, Superior and Supreme Courts (1973), as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island (1973), the U.S. District Court of Appeals (1980) and the U.S. Supreme Court (1987).

Attorney Poore has been principally engaged in the field of civil litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants since 1973. Representation includes selected defense matters on behalf of the insurance and construction industries. He is an experienced trial attorney having concluded over one hundred and twenty (120) jury and non-jury trials in both State and Federal Courts.

Attorney Poore is extensively experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution: early neutral evaluations, binding and non-binding arbitrations and mediations. He is approved and appointed by the Rhode Island Superior Court to serve as a mediator for annual Settlement Week and is a certified member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel for United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Attorney Poore enjoys an AV (Peer Review) Rating with Martindale-Hubbell (20th Anniversary, 2013), and is a member of the 2013 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In addition, Attorney Poore has been honored in: LawDragon – 500, Leading Judges in America, 2006; New England Super Lawyers – Top Attorneys in New England, 2010; The American Lawyer, Top Attorneys, December 2011; Best Lawyers, Best Attorneys in Rhode Island, September 2012; Rhode Island Super Lawyers, Top Attorneys, November 2012; and Rhode Island Monthly, Top Attorneys in Rhode Island, Alternative Dispute Resolution Law, November 2012;

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Zoning Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Negligence

1973, Rhode Island and U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island; 1974, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School
Suffolk University, J.D.

Rhode Island, Federal and American Bar Associations; National Institute of Municipal Law Officers; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association.

Member, ADR Panel, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island. Legal Counsel, Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Commission.

Military Service
Capt., JAGC, U.S. Army, 1973-1976

Washington, D.C.